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'''Alan Alexander "A. A." Milne''' (; 18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956) was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work. Milne served in both World Wars, joining the British Army in World War I, and was a captain of the Home Guard (United Kingdom)|British Home Guard in World War II.
Imagesize| caption = Milne in 1922
Birth nameAlan Alexander Milne
Birth date{{birth date|1882|1|18|df=yes}}
Birth placeKilburn, London, England
Death date{{death date and age|1956|1|31|1882|1|18|df=yes}}
Death placeHartfield, Sussex, England
Death causeStroke
OccupationNovelist, playwright, poet
NationalityBritish
PeriodEdwardian
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